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    Hello,

    450414 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 14-04-1945

    From Henk's List -

    SOUTH AFRICA
    WAAF(SAAF)
    MONTGOMERY, Mary - Air Corporal - F/266218 - WAAF(SAAF) - Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    HUGHES, Sean Sheanus - AC1c - 1797585 - RAFVR - Slieverue catholic Churchyard, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland.

    UK
    CORDERY, Percy Charles - LAC - 1471799 - RAFVR - Sidcup Cemmetery, Kent.
    STAFFORD, George William - W/O - 518977 - RAF - Miserden (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    FRANCE
    FINNEY, Ronald Spilsbury - Sgt - 570384 - RAF - Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.

    UK
    HALL, Jack Dunthorn Laurie - F/L (Pilot) - 46401 - D.F.M - RAF - Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery, Angus.

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    Hello,

    From No. 137 Wing ORB (AIR 26/198), in the Senior Medical Officer's monthly résumé :

    "On 7 April 1945 a liberty lorry ran into the front of a café in Lille at approx 1700 today. all 24 occupants sustained shock or injury or varying degree and they were all taken to the No. 30 British General Hospital Lille. 18 remaining and six returning to sick quarters Biache. Sgt Armtrong, Sgt Finney, Cpl Trethewey, LAC Hart, LAC Blair and LAC Thornton were the most seriously injured."

    No mention of the death of Sgt Finney on 14th April, but the fact that he's buried in Lille, where the accident occured and where was the hospital in which he was brought, leads to the fact he died of the wounds sustained in his accident in an hospital in Lille, probably known as hôpital Calmette here.

    He was a member of No. 6226 Servicing Echelon, servicing the Mitchells of No. 226 Squadron, based at B50 Vitry-en-Artois, near Douai. Biache is the name of a village next to Vitry-en-Artois, full name is Biache Saint Vaast.

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    UK - STAFFORD.

    Possibly, No.29 EFTS Tiger Moth II N6726, that was abandoned after the control column jammed, Mangotsfield, Gloucestershre.

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    Hi

    REPUBLIC of IRELAND
    HUGHES, Sean Sheanus - AC1 - 15 (P) AFU.

    FRANCE
    FINNEY, Ronald Spilsbury - Sgt - he did die from injuries sustained in the crash on 7 Apr 1945

    UK
    CORDERY, Percy Charles - LAC - registered in Woolwich
    HALL, Jack Dunthorn Laurie - F/L (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LB492 of No 2 FIS, which hit trees during an overshoot at Stracathro.

    Malcolm

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Sean Sheanus Hughes 1797585, attached to Number 15 P AFU died sometime around the 14th April, his body being recovered from the river Suir at Waterford on that date

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    CORRECTION to George William Stafford 518977, attached to Number 3 P AFU, he committed suicide near his home at Kings Farm Sapperton by shooting himself. Depressed at having to leave the RAF on medical grounds following extensive hospitalization for neurasthenia he left a suicide note scratched onto a flat rock

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Alexander Laird 1552397, attached to 2943 Squadron RAF Regiment, he accidently drowned at Dwelha, Burma

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    Default Re: 450414 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 14-04-1945

    Finney 570384 , his actual cause of death was an intracranial haemorrhage in the corpus caleosum extending below the floor of the left lateral ventricle. He had not regained consciousness since the road accident

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